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Banza Church Ruins

Butuan, Mindanao, Philippines
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Picture-perfect

Too bad we went here on a cloudy afternoon; could have been an IG-perfect place. :) The marker for... read more

Reviewed March 23, 2018
Cesca A
Cool place to visit and fun children tour guides

This was a fun trip through the countryside. The local children came to see us and tell us about... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2017
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Mar 23, 2018
“Picture-perfect”
Jan 5, 2017
“Cool place to visit and fun children tour guides”
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Butuan, Mindanao, Philippines
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

Too bad we went here on a cloudy afternoon; could have been an IG-perfect place. :) The marker for directions going to the ruins has been removed, so it might be a little difficult for first time travelers to get there. Best to hire a...More

1  Thank Cesca A
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Reviewed January 5, 2017

This was a fun trip through the countryside. The local children came to see us and tell us about the river. This was my favorite site in Butuan. Don't miss looking inside the tree - that is the real church.

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Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Toured our family and relatives in Butuan and what a place to cap or end our tour - by viewing the Butuan Sunset by the Agusan River, the third largest river in the Philippines. Caught the sunset plus a bonus of twin rainbows! Really a...More

Thank Ajie A
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Reviewed March 4, 2016

This area has a very interesting history. I recommend the visit if for no other reason than to just watch the river as it flows to the sea after you have read flyer that is there explaining a short bit on the history. We were...More

2  Thank Luke T
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Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Great place to view the Agusan River and view the city center from the opposite bank. Some actual remains of the original church can be partially viewed through a hole inside the trunk of the Balete (Banyan) tree. A brief description of the significance of...More

Thank Ian C
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Reviewed October 11, 2014

I noticed how people don't come here too often during the sunset. The sunset here is beautiful! The banyan tree that has wrapped itself around the church bell tower is right by the river and you have the perfect view of the sunset . When...More

1  Thank Shayla H
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Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

I had trouble finding this spot so here are some directions. From the main highway. Travel 2.5 km then take the track on the left. After 500 m beer left again.

4  Thank Richard_VanBob
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

The church was built here around 1625 by Friars was burned down in 1753 by Moro pirates. The only thing that remains of this church is its bell tower tress.It was considered the most beautiful church in the region before it was destroyed. Now it...More

5  Thank Ken B
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

when you visit butuan for the first time, it is recommended to visit one of its landmark which is the banza church ruins. The government has improved its marker and nearby the marker, we can find some of the church ruins in the foot of...More

5  Thank Ms_Jet
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